NEW DELHI: Suspicion of losing his job because of backbiting of his two relatives forced a man to murder a woman (23) in southeast Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin area on Wednesday. However, the accused Rati Ram told police that he attacked Sita, her husband Mangal (25), as he was angry after he got an electric shock from a wire dangling from the gate of their house. The accused Rati Ram is Mangal’s cousin. All three worked as contract labourers with the PWD. As per Mangal’s statement, Ram was sacked by his boss two days ago. The accused suspected that he was sacked because Mangal and Sita complained to his boss about him, a police officer said. To take revenge, Ram beat the couple with a stick. Sita was seriously injured, and when rushed to AIIMS hospital, she was declared brought dead.
Mumbai: The BSE Sensex Tuesday rallied about 312 points, driven by energy, auto and banking stocks as monsoon’s swift progress revived investor sentiment. After trading in the red zone for a better part of the session, the BSE gauge pared losses and soared over 350 points, before settling 311.98 points, or 0.80 per cent, higher at 39,434.94. The index hit an intra-day high of 39,490.64 and a low of 38,946.04. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty rose 96.80 points, or 0.83 per cent, to 11,796.45. During the day, the index touched a high of 11,814.40 and a low of 11,651. RIL was the biggest gainer in the Sensex pack, rising 2.63 per cent, followed by NTPC, Axis Bank, Tata Steel, PowerGrid, HDFC twins, Bharti Airtel, M&M, ICICI Bank, SBI and Bajaj Finance — gaining up to 2.51 per cent. While, Yes Bank, Asian Paints, IndusInd Bank, TechM, HUL, TCS, L&T, Hero MotoCorp and HCL Tech fell up to 1.70 per cent. Markets pared initial losses following India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) statement that India’s annual monsoon rains have covered nearly half of the country, and conditions are favourable for further advancement into the central and western parts this week, said Narendra Solanki, Head Fundamental Research (Investment Services) – AVP Equity Research, Anand Rathi Shares & Stock Brokers. “Positive sentiment further strengthened in the market in afternoon session on back of buying in banking, metals and realty stocks,” he added. Meanwhile, bourses in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul ended on a negative note. Equity markets in Europe were also trading in the red in early deals. Meanwhile, The Indian rupee pared initial gains and ended almost flat at 69.36 against the US dollar on Tuesday as simmering geopolitical tensions in the Middle East dampened forex market sentiment. At the interbank foreign exchange (forex) market, the domestic currency opened at 69.32 a dollar and touched a low of 69.40 and high of 69.22 during the day. The local unit finally closed at 69.36 against the American currency, down 1 paisa over its previous close. On Monday, the rupee had settled at 69.35 against the US dollar.
“The agreement is a positive step towards normalizing the relations between Chad and Sudan, which is a very important factor in resolving the tragic conflicts in both Darfur and eastern Chad,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, Michele Montas, said in a statement on the agreement signed on 3 May in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “It is now crucial for the parties to honour their agreements and, in close collaboration with the United Nations and the African Union, to work together to achieve lasting peace and stability,” Ms. Montas said.She added that the Secretary-General commended King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, under whose auspices the agreement was signed.More than 200,000 people have been killed and 2 million others displaced from their homes in the fighting in Darfur, and fears are increasing that the conflict is spilling over into neighbouring Chad and the Central African Republic. An estimated 25,000 Chadians have sought refuge in West Darfur, despite the conflict in that part of Sudan, because of fighting across eastern Chad in recent months between rebels and Government forces, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 7 May 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the latest agreement between Chad and Sudan aimed at calming tensions in the strife-torn Sudanese region of Darfur and the eastern area of the neighbouring country.
In its unanimously-adopted resolution on the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), the Council authorized the force to assist the West African nation with the 2011 general presidential and legislative polls by, among other measures, facilitating access to remote areas.The 15-member body also endorsed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s recommendation to implement the third state of UNMIL’s drawdown, made in his most recent report on the mission.In that publication, he proposed that the Council authorize the continuation of UNMIL’s troop strength of nearly 8,000 until after the 2011 polls, following which the drawdown “resume at an accelerated pace,” he wrote.UNMIL was set up in 2003 to bolster a ceasefire agreement ending a war that killed almost 150,000 Liberians, mostly civilians, and sent 850,000 others fleeing to neighbouring countries.As of the end of July, the mission comprised over 11,500 uniformed personnel, more than 1,300 police, nearly 500 international civilian personnel, almost 1,000 local staff and over 200 UN Volunteers (UNV).On Sierra Leone, the Council emphasized that the West African nation’s Government “bears primary responsibility for peacebuilding, security and long-term development.For its part, the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) should continue mobilizing international support for the country, which is rebuilding after a brutal civil war that tore it between 1996 and 2001.In Mr. Ban’s latest report on UNIPSIL, he underscored that greater efforts are needed by all Sierra Leoneans to build on the momentum generated by the signing of a key peace pact that led to the cessation of political violence earlier this year.Measures taken to implement the 2 April communiqué signed by the governing All People’s Congress (APC) and the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) “have enabled the strengthening of the peace consolidation process in Sierra Leone,” he said.Last August, the Security Council authorized the creation of UNIPSIL to replace the UN political office in the country, known as UNIOSIL, and gave it an initial mandate of 12 months.UNIPSIL, which works closely with the UN Peacebuilding Commission, is tasked with providing political support to national and local efforts for identifying and resolving tensions and threats of potential conflict. It also monitors and promotes human rights, democratic institutions and the rule of law, including efforts to counter transnational organized crime and drug trafficking.Sierra Leone is one of the first two countries, along with Burundi, to receive support from the Commission, which was established in 2005 to help post-conflict countries determine the priority areas for rebuilding out of the vast array of challenges they face.Also on the Council’s agenda today was a briefing on developments in Darfur by Austrian Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting, the chair of the Sanctions Committee for Sudan. 15 September 2009The Security Council today extended the mandates for one year of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia and the world body’s peacebuilding office in neighbouring Sierra Leone.
The agreement came in response to a request from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), which asked both sides to silence their guns during another round of “national immunization days.”Last year, over 5.4 million Afghan children under five years of age were vaccinated against poliomyelitis, while this year’s campaign aims to reach 5.7 million. As many as 27,600 vaccinators and volunteers and about 6,000 supervisors and mobilizers will work in the campaign throughout Afghanistan.UNICEF sends over 6,680,000 doses of polio vaccine to Afghanistan for each round of national immunization days. It also covers the human, operational and social mobilization costs, which in this round will amount to $973,000. WHO funds the cost of training volunteers and vaccinators as well as part of the operating fees.Five rounds of national immunization days are planned for 2001, according to the Office of the UN Coordinator. Special arrangements have been made to ensure that children of internally displaced persons in Afghanistan and children of families who cross borders during the national immunization days can be vaccinated against polio.Afghanistan is one of the countries where the wild poliovirus continues to threaten the lives of children. In 2000, 115 Afghan children were confirmed to have contracted polio, according to the UN Coordinator.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expects an increase in the number of Liberians voluntarily returning home through the course of this year and in the run-up to the elections scheduled for the second half of 2005. “We are standing by to start our reintegration programme for the return of IDPs [internally displaced persons] and refugees once we can resume operations in areas of return,” UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski told a news briefing in Geneva today. “Under the programme, we will, with our partners, rehabilitate schools and clinics, rebuild roads, and provide water and sanitary facilities in these areas.” He added that returnees would be provided with food aid, farming tools, blankets, mats, corrugated iron for roofs and brick-making equipment to rebuild permanent homes. UNHCR has been documenting reports of spontaneous returns from neighbouring countries, particularly Guinea and Sierra Leone. Liberians are also coming home from Ghana, including 225 refugees who reunited with their families over the weekend after being rescued at sea by UN peacekeepers. In the “very near future” the agency will open a transit centre in Gbarnga to help IDPs now crowded in overburdened camps, as well as refugees crossing borders into Liberia, Mr. Janowski said. UNHCR also plans to start facilitating returns from the region in September, after the rainy season – pending further deployment of peacekeepers from the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and improved security in areas of return. UNMIL is steadily increasing its strength to the authorized total of 15,000 troops to enforce last year’s ceasefire accord aimed at ending nearly 15 years of civil war in Liberia.
Summertime rally continues on global financial markets, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains. by News Staff Posted Jul 16, 2013 8:28 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email business report|global financial markets|mike eppel Video: Business report with Mike Eppel
TORONTO – The Canadian animation studio behind “Thomas & Friends” and the Elton John-produced film “Gnomeo & Juliet” has locked out its staff as it turns to the courts to deal with a “financial emergency.”Arc Productions, once considered one of the rising stars of the country’s animated film industry, had a letter posted outside its downtown Toronto headquarters on Tuesday saying the company was facing “significant financial difficulties and a liquidity crisis.”Chief executive Tom Murray told staff in the letter that Arc’s lenders went to court last week to request a court-appointed monitor to oversee control of the business.The move pushed the company into receivership under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.Since then, Deloitte’s Canadian restructuring division has been appointed to oversee Arc’s finances, says Deloitte spokeswoman Emily Richardson, and it will seek a permanent appointment to that role in a court appearance slated for Thursday.Richardson added that Arc Productions has not filed for bankruptcy.The financial troubles come seven years after Arc — then known as the Starz Animation Studio — received funding from the provincial government to grow its business.Dalton McGuinty committed to giving the animation studio $23 million as part of the Next Generation of Jobs Fund in 2009, though the amount was eventually lowered to $16.3 million, says Jessica Hume, a spokesperson for Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid.At that point the studio had already produced hit children’s programs like “VeggieTales” and modest box-office successes including “9” and “Everyone’s Hero.”In the years afterward, the company would be renamed to Arc Productions with the U.S. cable channel Starz still holding a minority stake in the business.Arc continued to take on bigger projects under the Marvel and Lego banners with films such as “Dolphin Tale” and “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil.” It still has a number of projects set for future release, including “Tarzan and Jane” for Netflix.“On a personal level, I want you to know how proud I have been to work with all of you and how much I have appreciated your commitment to our clients and loyalty to the company,” Murray wrote in the letter.“I am so sorry that, in spite of all of the efforts, I have been unable to resolve this crisis and apologize for that failure.”Follow @dfriend on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version stated Arc Productions has filed for bankruptcy. ‘Thomas & Friends’ animation studio Arc Productions faces ‘financial emergency’ in Toronto by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 2, 2016 2:52 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2016 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
“Unfortunately, lack of funds and the rise in the number of displaced Iraqis forces us to reduce the size of the food rations we provide to tens of thousands of families living outside camps,” Jane Pearce, the WFP Representative and Country Director in Iraq, said in a press release issued earlier today. The WFP said it had begun to prioritise available funds for internally displaced people, otherwise known as IDPs, in April once resourcing difficulties became evident. People previously receiving food vouchers had the voucher value reduced to $16 from $26 while the UN agency also halved the size of family food parcels it distributes monthly. Today, the food parcels cover 40 percent of a household’s daily needs instead of 80 per cent. The overall reductions will now coerce many families to supplement their assistance with store-bought food products. However, according to the WFP’s vulnerability assessments, two in five internally displaced households (40 per cent) do not have enough food or money to shop.The reduction in food assistance comes, in fact, at a critical time for those displaced by the conflict and amid funding shortfalls across the UN system. According to the Organization, almost three million Iraqis have fled their homes and continue to move across the country, exacerbating a dwindling humanitarian system. Meanwhile, just last week, the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) revealed it had been forced to suspend 84 per cent of frontline programmes in 10 governorates in Iraq in July due to insufficient funding, leaving almost three million people without access to urgently-needed healthcare services. “We recognize families living outside camps are living in tough conditions, but we had to make this difficult decision to stretch our help for the most vulnerable until we receive more funds,” Ms. Pearce concluded.
The average team wins at home 63 percent of the time and on the road just 37 percent of the time. But the differential is much smaller for France and even smaller for Switzerland. In fact, France lost the past two finals it hosted, in 1999 and 2002.Andrew Flowers contributed to the analysis of data supplied by the International Tennis Federation. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s Nov. 24 The State of Football Issue. The farther Cup teams have to travel, the worse they perform (though traveling between 501 and 1,000 miles seems particularly tough). Luckily for Roger & Co.: Lille is just 325 miles from the Swiss capital of Bern, minimizing the French advantage. Roger Federer holds a record 17 Grand Slam titles, but there’s one trophy he’s still itching to lift: the Davis Cup. Starting Friday, he gets his best chance yet. In his first Davis Cup final, the 33-year-old ace and his Swiss teammates will battle the French in Lille, France.Yes, playing away from home significantly diminishes the win probability for the Swiss. And because Davis Cup rules dictate that the host country gets to choose the playing surface, Federer will be forced to compete on clay, his least favorite type of court — without much practice, after a back problem kept him sidelined until a short session Wednesday.But the good news for Federer is that Lille is a lot closer to home than Melbourne, where he lost to the Australians in 2003, the only other time he made a Cup semifinal. Plus, Switzerland is one of a handful of major teams to maintain a winning Cup road record since the modern era began in 1972.Of course, the second-ranked Federer is simply better most days than any of his Lille opponents. (France is led by No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.) And he’s so popular globally that he takes home-court advantage with him when he travels. Consider Roland Garros. “When he plays a French player,” says France’s Gilles Simon, “[the crowd] is 50-50, and I’m like, ‘Guys, what’s going on?’ ”The Swiss aren’t likely to feel that much love in Lille. But they still have plenty on their side to get the job done. Here’s a closer look at the factors in their favor. Federer’s 37–7 Davis Cup singles record is even more impressive when you consider that he’s been even better on the road than at home—especially in Europe, where he’s won his past 15 matches.
After putting a serious beating on Clemson 51-14, Jameis Winston and Florida State University has gone from No. 5 in the BCS poll to No. 2 in just one week.The Bowl Championship Series standings were released Sunday night and Alabama remained at No. 1, while Oregon fell from No. 2 to No. 3.Two other undefeated teams, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Missouri rounded out the top five schools in the poll.Stanford, which has one loss, came in at No. 6. Below Stanford came No. 7 Miami and No. 8 Baylor, both undefeated.Clemson dropped from No. 3 to No. 9, while undefeated Texas Tech is No. 10.According to ESPN:“The percentage of votes in the USA Today and Harris polls each count for one third of the calculations. A composite ranking of six computers make up the final third. Each team’s highest and lowest computer rankings are ignored in the calculations.Florida State had the best overall computer ranking, followed by the SEC’s Alabama and Missouri. The computers ranked Oregon fourth.”
NBA Things That Caught My EyeWater is technically snake oil, I guess?Tom Brady is really great at being a football player, but his provenance as a nutritionist or health expert is suspect. In the spirit of “just because you’re a bird doesn’t mean you’re an ornithologist,” Christie Ashwanden took a serious look at the TB12 method, and the reality is that drinking lots of water isn’t the same as putting on sunscreen, drinking too much water is actually pretty dangerous, and “pliability” could have less to do with Tom Brady’s continued efficacy behind center than, say, a continually successful offensive line that’s been adept at protecting him from injury. On the other hand, as I’m currently on day four of The Gronk Cleanse, I am pretty hammered. [FiveThirtyEight]The Bills are IN! But…The Buffalo Bills have snapped the longest active streak in the NFL and made the playoffs after 17 years of not doing that. The organization is in heaven right now. Still, making the playoffs can have a lot more to do with luck than skill, and this Bills group is pretty middle-of-the-road talent-wise when compared to those 17 other teams. While they finished 9-7, teams that got outscored by 57 points over the course of the year usually get fewer breaks in their direction and finish with six or seven wins. [FiveThirtyEight]Jordan Greenway with a firstOf 1,690 men’s Division I college hockey players, 13 identified themselves as black. One is Jordan Greenway, a Boston University forward who became the first African-American hockey player to represent Team U.S.A. at the Winter Olympics. [The Undefeated]UCF is committing to the bitThe University of Central Florida is claiming that they’re the national champions of college football. Despite not making the college football playoff, UCF argues that, since they went undefeated and beat Auburn in the Peach Bowl, they get to be champs. This stunt could be a lot of things, but it’s not a half measure by any stretch: Athletic Director Danny White said that the coaching staff is getting their national title bonuses and all. [SB Nation]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?They get a parade!Cleveland went 0-16 this season, joining the Detroit Lions as the only franchises to lose 16 regular season games. Thousands of Cleveland fans will reportedly gather this Saturday to watch a parade commemorating the season of “perfection.” [Cincinnati.com]Four out of five top broadcasts!Off the top 100 most viewed telecasts in 2017, 81 of them ended up being sports events. Live sports continues to be one of the main attractions on the television. Put in a historical context, even the NFL is doing alright: While Fox telecasts of NFL games were down from 2016 and 2015, viewership is still up compared to 10, 15 and 20 years ago, according to Sports Business Daily. [Austin Karp]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL game: Can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions?Big Number21 percentGoing into the NFL Wildcard weekend, New England is the overwhelming favorite to win the Super Bowl, with a 31 percent chance of doing so. Minnesota, Philly, and Pittsburgh have 19, 15 and 14 percent chances of doing so according to out Elo model, so we’d expect about a 79 percent chance one of those teams wins the championship. Now, you may recall none of those teams are playing football this weekend. Among the wild card teams, the ones with the best shots are New Orleans, Kansas City, and Atlanta, with a 5 percent, 4 percent and 4 percent chance of winning the Super Bowl. Still, there’s only a 21 percent chance one of the teams this weekend wins it all. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack: cwick:Rare D-I women’s quadruple-double recordedquadruple double!neil:Whoa!10 steals 👀cwick:@neil is it easier to get 10 steals or 10 blocks?neil:Way easier to get the blocks (at least in the NBA)There are only 20 games of double digit steals in Basketball-Reference’s databaseThere are 143 double digit block gamesPredictions NFL See more NFL predictions See more college football predictions See more NBA predictions College Football Oh, and don’t forgetBills fans were very generous after Andy Dalton won them a playoff berth We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆 Join the squad. Subscribe All newsletters
Duckenfield appears in court alongside former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell, 69, of Stocking Pelham, Hertfordshire, who is charged with contravening a term or condition of the stadium’s safety certificate and failing to discharge a duty under the Health and Safety Act. The case, due to last until May, opened after the judge, Sir Peter Openshaw, made a lengthy and strict order for jurors to ignore what they may have heard of read about the high profile case.”What any of you have heard in the past is entirely irrelevant to your task,” the judge said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The Crown then described how Duckenfield was the most senior police officer at the match and he “grossly failed to discharge his personal responsibility for the safety of deceased”.Mr Matthews added: “With that role, came not just ultimate responsibility for the police operation on the 15th April to secure the safe arrival, entry and accommodation of those 50,000 fans at the Hillsborough Stadium, but personal responsibility to take reasonable care for the arrangements that were put in place, to take reasonable care in the command of those beneath him and to take reasonable care in the orders he gave and decisions he took.”It is the prosecution’s case that David Duckenfield’s failures to discharge this personal responsibility were extraordinarily bad and contributed substantially to the deaths of each of those 96 people who so tragically and unnecessarily lost their lives.”It is the prosecution’s case that each of those who died did so as a result of participation in the wholly innocent activity of attending a football match as a spectator on the 15th April 1989; each died as a consequence of the obvious and serious risk to life posed by crushing from poor management of the expected capacity crowd seeking admission to watch the match; and each died as a result of the extraordinarily bad failures by David Duckenfield in the care he took to discharge his personal responsibility on that fateful day.” David Duckenfield, a former South Yorkshire Police chief, was responsible for “extraordinarily bad” failures which led to the loss of life of 96 wholly innocent fans during the Hillsborough disaster almost 30 years ago, a court has heard.A jury of six men and six women were told how he was criminally responsible for 95 of those victims because of his “gross failure” as match-day commander for Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest in 1989.Nobody monitored numbers or safety in the build up to the tragedy, which led to fans getting crushed after Duckenfield failed in his duty to safeguard spectators, Preston Crown Court heard.Opening the Crown’s case, the lead barrister Richard Matthews QC told the jury of six men and six women there should have been “nothing extraordinary” about that FA cup semi-final match.Instead, he said, “there was an extraordinary series of collective and personal failures on the part of very many, if not all, of those who were responsible for the planning, organisation and management of the arrival, entry and accommodation of the 50,000 fans at the Hillsborough Stadium”.He added: “Sadly, there were also many collective and individual failures to intervene effectively once the disaster unfolded, not least through the failure of anyone in a position to do so, Mr Duckenfield included, to declare the situation a ‘major incident’ in good time, to put in place emergency measures to release those trapped and to organise and provide emergency medical attention, particularly attempts at resuscitation.” The QC added that it was “an extraordinarily bad failure to properly consider the planning, the preparation, the roles, the responsibilities and the command of those who, in the event, were left to cope with the results of what was the ill-considered and poorly arranged, but easily identifiable, arrival of very many thousands of people a relatively short time before the scheduled kick-off”.Far too many people were allowed to enter, the barrister added, “into a terribly confined space, in circumstances where no one was charged with monitoring numbers for safety and where those in a position to attempt to alleviate the inevitable crush, had been given strict orders to keep access gates onto the pitch closed, only to open them by express command of a senior officer.”Seven men and seven women were selected from a panel of 29 at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday to serve as a jury of 12, with two extra people who will sit through the case opening.The former South Yorkshire Police chief superintendent, 74, of Bournemouth, denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans.Under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution for the death of the 96th victim, Tony Bland, as he died more than a year and a day after his injuries were caused. David Duckenfield arrives at Preston Crown CourtCredit:Jon Super/MGO
← Previous Story Rhein Neckar Lowen with “B team” in Kielce: “We don’t want to be a toy in battle of EHF and HBL” Next Story → ASOBAL: FC Barcelona Lassa put La Rioja 10 goals behind French handballParis Saint Germain handballsaint raphael Paris Saint Germain stayed at Championship race with Montpellier Handball after tight win in away clash with Saint Raphael 26:25 (13:12). The Danish TOP scorer Mikkel Hansen scored nine goals (eight from 7-meter), the decisive one in the last second of the match, while Nedim Remili and Luc Abalo netted four each.Montpellier made another step towards trophy by beating Massy 32:23.Saint-Raphaël – Paris (12-13) 25-26Saint-Raphaël: Popescu (12 saves), Demaille. Krantz (0/1), Barachet (1/2), Hubert, Abily (5/7), Sarmiento (2/4), Lynggaard (2/2), Caucheteux (7/11 dt 5/5 pen.), Vigneron (1/2), Trottet, Krakowski, Dipanda (4/8), Karalek (3/5), Eponouh, Hmam.Paris: Omeyer (30′ 3 saves), Corrales (30′ 7 saves). Mollgaard, Stepantic (1/3), Sagosen (1/2), Kounkoud, Damjanovic, Rémili (4/6), Abalo (4/7), Karabatic L. (1/3), Hansen (9/10 dt 8/8 pen.), Nielsen, Karabatic N. (2/5), Nahi (2/3).RESULTS:Cesson Rennes-Metropole 27 – 33 NantesTremblay 34 – 31 ToulouseDunkerque 30 – 31 AixIvry 24 – 22 Chambery SavoieMontpellier 32 – 23 Massy EssonneNimes 30 – 23 SaranSTANDINGS:1. Montpellier 17 15 1 1 491:409 312. Paris SG 17 13 1 3 512:436 273. Nantes 17 12 1 4 531:464 254. Nimes 17 10 2 5 463:442 225. St. Raphael 17 10 2 5 468:448 226. Aix 17 10 1 6 485:457 217. Dunkerque 17 9 1 7 443:455 198. Toulouse 17 8 1 8 493:494 179. Chambery Savoie 17 6 2 9 464:482 1410. Ivry 17 4 2 11 425:488 1011. Tremblay 17 4 2 11 473:495 1012. Cesson Rennes-Metropole 17 2 4 11 431:466 813. Massy Essonne 17 2 2 13 386:462 614. Saran 17 3 0 14 488:555 6
DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL has shown its support for Bethany Home survivors, calling on the Government to ensure that “justice is served” in the case.Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha put forward the motion last night, which states that Dublin City Council fully supports the survivors of Bethany Home, Rathgar, who have to date been excluded from both the Residential Institutions Redress Scheme and the Magdalene Redress Scheme, “leaving them in a state of vulnerability, uncertainty and, in many cases, poverty”.It continues:We call on the Government, as a matter of urgency, to ensure that justice is served to the survivors of the Bethany Home and that the State affords them the peace and security that they deserve in these, their older years. We support their call for a process of non-adversarial redress and to provide assistance to them in their attempts to access to their records.The motion was accepted by the city council.Derek Leinster, who helped found the Bethany Home Survivors group, told TheJournal.ie that the members are still waiting on a reply from Minister Alan Shatter and Minister of State Kathleen Lynch, who they met last month.The Bethany Home story was featured on the RTÉ show Prime Time last night and Leinster said he was “very pleased” with how the programme went.The survivors are seeking an apology from the State and redress for what they suffered while in the home. Mothers were sent to Bethany Home while pregnant and their children were sent from the home to Protestant families. Many children died from infectious diseases while in the home, while others, such as Leinster, were left with lifelong health problems.Bethany Home was rejected from the State’s redress scheme as it was deemed a mother and baby home, but St Patrick’s Institution – which was also a mother and baby home – has been included in the scheme in recent years.However, the Daughters of Charity, which ran the home, had struck an indemnity agreement with the State and 18 religious orders that the State would pay any redress for abuse suffered by people in care of the orders. Homes run by these Catholic orders are covered by the redress scheme.Leinster said that “just because we are a minority doesn’t meant it is right”, referring to the fact that the home is a Protestant one and all the other homes included were Catholic.The State ignored us as children and they are still ignoring us today as adults and that surely cannot carry on.Leinster said the survivors are hoping the case will move forward and will not stall, and that the Church of Ireland will support them in their efforts.In 2007, a Freedom of Information request revealed that the State was involved with Bethany Home.RedressThe survivors want to see the situation “move a lot quicker than what has been happening”.“At the moment we seem to be going along and sleepwalking,” said Leinster.It just isn’t good enough. A lot of our people are really old now. That redress – we want them to have it while they are alive. Each month that it passes there are more and more of our people passing on.Leinster’s own mother is 90 and has recently suffered a stroke. He says an apology and redress “could never put it right but obviously it softens the blow”.As well as redress and an apology, the survivors are seeking a memorial in Mt Jerome ceremony where children from the home are buried in unmarked graves.Leinster thanked all those who helped the survivors get to where they are, including Niall Meehan and Victor Stephenson, as well as fellow survivors.Read: “Against all the odds, I survived”: Bethany Home survivors tell their stories>Read: ‘Mixed feelings’ as Bethany Home survivors meet Shatter>
David Moyes has praised the impact of Marko Arnautovic in the West-Ham squad after the Austrian’s man-of-the-match display in the win over Everton.Arnautovic was in excellent form in the game as he assisted Andriy Yarmolenko before wrapping up the win with his third league goal of the season at Goodison ParkHowever, Moyes who worked with the former Stoke City hitman was impressed by his performance and believes the 29-year-old will be instrumental in West-Ham’s campaign.“This guy is different class Marko, he really is,” said the former West Ham manager. “He links it up and gets the finish (for West Ham’s third goal).“Marko at the moment is just showing the difference between winning and losing at times.”Report: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“Since he became a forward player, he saw it as part of his job (to score goals),” he said. “You saw his goal, but the run in behind for their first goal, he is a threat.“If he played for Everton today, Everton would have won the game because every time, especially in the first half, Everton looked to play into Cenk Tosun. And I thought they lost the ball and the first goal comes from it.“Whereas anything that got played into Marko today, he set it, laid it, he spun in behind, he went again. He makes the first goal that way, he makes the second goal that way.“So I think if he had been playing for the opposition today, he would have been a real handful for anybody.”
A 54-year old Washougal man was taken to a local hospital after his sport utility vehicle rolled over on Interstate 205 near the Burton Road underpass on Monday.Richard Richardson was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with neck and shoulder pain, a state patrol release said.Richardson was listed in satisfactory condition Monday afternoon, hospital spokesman Ken Cole said.Richardson was driving south in the center lane of I-205 around 12:34 p.m. He started moving into the right lane when a tractor-trailer rig in front of him made the same lane change. When Richardson swerved to avoid the collision, the vehicle went off the roadway, rolled over and came to a rest on its top, state patrol said.The crash was caused by an unsafe lane change, according to the state patrol. No citations were issued.
Anglers are reminded to remove fish carcasses whole or gutted/gilled from the clear waters of the Russian River. In addition, if you intend to clean your catch at the river, please take your fish to the mainstem Kenai River cleaning tables located at the confluence and ferry crossing to fillet and chop-up sockeye salmon carcasses into small pieces and throw the pieces into deep, flowing waters. Sport fishing for sockeye salmon in the Russian River area will likely remain good to excellent for the next several days. Through Sunday, June 17, approximately 7,759 sockeye salmon have passed the Russian River weir. Average run timing to this date is 15%. ADF&G estimates that the early-run sockeye salmon biological escapement goal of 22,000-42,000 sockeye salmon will be met. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Russian River Sanctuary area opened early for anglers to sport fish for sockeye salmon, yesterday June 19th. According to stream watch, the water level in the Russian River is extremely high. Wading and crossing is treacherous. On Tuesday, June 19th, the water level at the weir measured 33 inches. (It’s normally around 15 inches at this time). Large trees and logs are being washed down both the Kenai and Russian Rivers. Anglers are advised to be extra cautious.
1. Community Threading: Identifying the most active and relevant online communities for the community manager and bloggers to “thread” content and dialogue from the client’s program into relevant threads.2. Influential Blogger Outreach: IDG will leverage its bench of subject matter expert bloggers to extend the client’s program content and dialogue through their own social networks (their own site, Twitter followers, LinkedIn contacts, etc.). 3. Social Presence Services: Setting up “satellite” versions of the client’s community on primary social networks (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook). “We actively manage these social presence sites for daily posting/tweeting new content and discussions via micro-programming,” says Lee. 4. Amplify: Tying back to IDG properties. “Our social media online advertising campaign services focus on driving social web awareness and engagement hooks via targeted distribution on our established editorial websites,” says Lee. IDG Enterprise offers content, editorial and platform services from its Custom Solutions and Online Groups, while IDG SMS supplies social web integration, audience activation, program optimization, analytics and reporting. A similar existing program is the Enterprise CIO forum developed for the HP Global Enterprise Business group. “We are in the process of launching another similar program for another top 3 customer in the next 45-60 days,” says Lee. While he wouldn’t reveal specifics, Lee says programs are billed quarterly and require a six-month investment. “The program can be scaled based on the goals of the client, which make the program investment vary,” he adds. IDG Enterprise and IDG Marketing Services have introduced a new social media marketing program called CommunityWorks. According to Charles Lee, senior vice president of strategic programs & custom solutions, the program offers two primary deliverables: Community and Content Platform & Management and Social Web Integration services. Community and Content Platform Management includes development of an online community with a full-time community manager/community curator, according to Lee. “This individual works with the client and an assigned IDG Enterprise Custom Solutions Group editor to craft the overall content mission and plans for both fluid community and structured content development,” he adds. Social Web Integration is about “social Web activation” or “community evangelism,” according to Lee. The four key components of Social Web Integration include: